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42,565 children, youth & adults

with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics programs.

1968 The year Special Olympics was founded

by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Team Canada

Day Two a Resounding Success!

Day Two a Resounding Success!
Divisioning for a number of sports began today and Special Olympics athletes were in fine form, displaying the passion, determination and skill that only months of practice and training can bring.

THE BOLD:

  • Divisioning for a number of sports began today and Special Olympics athletes were in fine form, displaying the passion, determination and skill that only months of practice and training can bring.
  • Alpine skiers arrived in Jasper today and began practicing for competitions over the next two days. Word is that the course looks impeccable and the conditions are ideal for an optimal performance from the athletes.
  • A special mention to the GOC, sport managers, chefs and the SOC Sport staff for executing such a remarkable start to competition.

THE GOLD:

  • Media support and coverage remained strong with another sound variety of outlets bringing awareness to the athletes, games and movement.
    • Through the first two days of the games, there have been over 50 media stories published and aired with a impressive buzz over social media highlighted by the Twitter tweets, Facebook posts and videos being shared by each Province and Territory with their fans, family and friends back home.
    • Medal Presentations for Speed Skating, Snowshoeing and Cross-country brought out some of the stars in attendance to present medals to the athletes.
      • Luminaries included Jamie Sale, Mark Tewksbury, Dr. Frank Hayden, Senator Joyce Fairbairn, Bev Hammond (Chair, SOC Board), Dan Goldberg (Vice-Chair, SOC Board) Special Olympics Canada new President & CEO Lindsay Glassco.
      • The Athletes Friends and Family night at the Arden Theatre was a wonderful evening of good food and great entertainment enjoyed by all.

      TOMORROW`S MUST-SEE:

      • Thursday is the final clinic for Special Olympics Healthy Athletes (6:30pm – 9pm) at the Mayfield Inn. Be sure to check out this innovative program in action!